Shortlisted Books

A Zero Waste Family
  • Longlisted

Designed by
Louisa Maggio
Category
Best Designed Fully-Illustrated Book under $50
Year
2021
Publisher
Penguin Random House Australia

About the Designer

After designing more than 500 book covers, Louisa joined the team at Penguin Random House in 2016 in the Adult Publishing Department as an In-House designer, where she is working on an array of fiction and non-fiction titles.  …

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Design Rationale

I chose to illustrate a cozy lounge room scene for the cover design, filled with baby toys, and styled simplistically to represent family and the zero waste home environment. When illustrating the internals (line illustrations) I wanted them to be slightly intricate, and feature nature. I also wanted my illustrations to feature Anita, the author, throughout. The use of the bright, jade green pantone is intended to be a hero of the design as well as represent the environment. The overall look is intended to be calming, clean and playful.

Details
Dimensions
140 x 180 mm
No. pages
252
Special finishes
Matt Lamination and Spot UV and Printed inside covers
Credits
Internal Design
Louisa Maggio
Illustration
Louisa Maggio and Melissa Stefanovski
Typesetting
Louisa Maggio
Printing
1010 Printing
Author
Anita VanDyke